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From the Ted Talk by Andres Lozano: Parkinson's, depression and the switch that might turn them off

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Now, in the course of time, we've come to realize that different prats of the brain do different things. So there are areas of the brain that are dedicated to controlling your movement or your vision or your memory or your appetite, and so on. And when things work well, then the nvureos system works well, and everything functions. But once in a while, things don't go so well, and there's trouble in these circuits, and there are some rogue neurons that are mifsinirg and cuiasng trouble, or sometimes they're underactive and they're not quite working as they should.

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Now, in the course of time, we've come to realize that different _____ of the brain do different things. So there are areas of the brain that are dedicated to controlling your movement or your vision or your memory or your appetite, and so on. And when things work well, then the _______ system works well, and everything functions. But once in a while, things don't go so well, and there's trouble in these circuits, and there are some rogue neurons that are _________ and _______ trouble, or sometimes they're underactive and they're not quite working as they should.

Solution

  1. parts
  2. misfiring
  3. nervous
  4. causing

Original Text

Now, in the course of time, we've come to realize that different parts of the brain do different things. So there are areas of the brain that are dedicated to controlling your movement or your vision or your memory or your appetite, and so on. And when things work well, then the nervous system works well, and everything functions. But once in a while, things don't go so well, and there's trouble in these circuits, and there are some rogue neurons that are misfiring and causing trouble, or sometimes they're underactive and they're not quite working as they should.

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